He Will Manifest the Truth of It Unto You by the Power of the Holy Ghost

Bryan Richards

LeGrand Richards

"The strength of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the power by which it is making such rapid growth, is the individual testimony of its members. They have put this promise to the test, and the Lord has done his part. Why should one be satisfied with anything less than an individual testimony, in light of the promises made by James and Moroni…
“The promised ‘marvellous work and a wonder’ is here among men. The message and the work may be accepted or rejected. The choice is yours. You may never again, in this life, judge such an important matter. Your decision will follow you with its consequences through time and throughout the eternities to come.” (A Marvelous Work And A Wonder, p. 416)

Milton R. Hunter

“This dynamic witness has come to me, as it has to thousands of other people who have followed Moroni’s injunction. As a result of a gift from God through the power of the Holy Ghost, I know as positively as I know any other fact with which I am thoroughly acquainted that the Book of Mormon is true. It is a divine and sacred record of the history and religion of the ancient Americans. This knowledge is so thoroughly entrenched in my entire being that with all my heart, strength, and might I bear testimony to the divine authenticity of this holy book.” (Conference Report, Oct. 1965, p. 83)

Bruce R. McConkie

"Now I am one who knows by the power of the Spirit that this book is true, and as a consequence I also know, both by reason and by revelation from the Spirit, of the truth and divinity of all the great spiritual verities of this dispensation. For instance:
"I know that the Father and the Son appeared to Joseph Smith -- because the Book of Mormon is true.
"I know that the gospel has been restored and that God has established his Church again on earth -- because the Book of Mormon is true.
"I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet, that he communed with God entertained angels, received revelations, saw visions, and has gone on to eternal glory -- because the Book of Mormon is true.
"I know that the Bible is the word of God as far as it is translated correctly -- because the Book of Mormon is true.
"I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the kingdom of God on earth, the one kingdom with legal administrators who can seal men up unto eternal life -- because the Book of Mormon is true.
"To my testimony of the Book of Mormon I add that of the Lord God himself, who said Joseph Smith ’has translated the book, … and as your Lord and your God liveth it is true.’ (D&C 17:6.)
“In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.” (Conference Report, Apr. 1968, p. 21)

Joseph Smith

“Search the scriptures…and ask your Heavenly Father, in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, to manifest the truth unto you, and if you do it with an eye single to His glory nothing doubting, He will answer you by the power of His Holy Spirit. You will then know for yourselves and not for another. You will not then be dependent on man for the knowledge of God; nor will there be any room for speculation.” (Teachings, p. 11-12 as taken from Latter-day Commentary on the Book of Mormon compiled by K. Douglas Bassett, p. 531)